Periodic Assessments


By section 19(1)(g) of the Conservation and Land Management Act 1986 (the Act), several of the functions of the Commission in relation to management plans for land and waters vested in or under the care, control and management of the Commission, whether solely or jointly with a joint responsible body are -

  • to develop guidelines for monitoring; and
  • to set performance criteria for evaluating; and
  • to conduct periodic assessments of,

the implementation of the management plans by those responsible for implementing them, including the CEO (Department of Parks and Wildlife) and, if the land is State forest or a timber reserve, the Forest Products Commission.

Performance Assessment Report: Biodiversity outcomes of prescribed burning

This assessment aims to evaluate the effectiveness of Department of Environment and Conservation’s fire management system in meeting specified objectives. It focuses specifically on:

• assessing the process and criteria used when determining biodiversity management as the primary objective of prescribed burning; and

• assessing the outcome of prescribed burning where the primary objective is biodiversity management.